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Demo Tuesday // How to turn event logs into security intelligence

Welcome to our new Demo Tuesday series. Each week we will be highlighting a new product feature from the Hybrid Cloud Platform. Smart security with OMS and Windows Server 2016 The flood of security event logs can be enough to overwhelm an army of system administrators. In the event of a breach, what’s needed isn’t...

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Demo Tuesday // Shielded Virtual Machines in Windows Server 2016

Welcome to our Demo Tuesday Series. Each week, we will be highlighting a new product feature from the Hybrid Cloud Platform. You can’t put virtual machines (VMs) under lock and key Customers are virtualizing pretty much everything they can today, from SharePoint to SQL Server to Active Directory domain controllers. That has created an interesting...

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Demo Tuesday // Windows Server: Just Enough Administration

Welcome to our Demo Tuesday Series. Each week we will be highlighting a new product feature from the Hybrid Cloud Platform. Don’t leave all of your keys on one ring One of the new Privilege Identity controls in Windows Server 2016 is Just Enough Administration (JEA). It uses PowerShell to provide role-based administration. That way...

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Three ways to better secure your hybrid environment

As more organizations adopt a hybrid cloud model for IT, it’s no surprise they’re encountering new security challenges. With more surface area to cover, more mission-critical assets to protect, and more sophisticated threats to defend against, security issues become increasingly complex. And with the average cost of a data breach to a single company now...

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Navigating trusted cloud considerations: Transparency, security, privacy and compliance

This post was authored by Sean Pike, Program Director, eDiscovery and Information Governance, IDC. It is absolutely true that the cloud is rapidly becoming the mode of choice for IT operations. My colleague Rick Villars wrote that we’re just a couple years away from cloud overtaking traditional datacenter implementations and becoming the predominant infrastructure model....

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Ten reasons you’ll love Windows Server 2016 #8: Security

This post, authored by Matt McSpirit, Technical Evangelist at Microsoft, is #8 in the “Ten reasons you’ll love Windows Server 2016” series. In this episode Matt interviews Nir Ben-Zvi, a principal program manager in the Windows Server product group. Nir and his team are one of many within Microsoft working to improve and provide additional...

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Bringing System Center together with Operations Management Suite

A couple of weeks ago, we filmed a webinar on how you can make the most of your current on-premises investments in System Center by extending to the cloud. The capabilities of Operations Management Suite (OMS) enable you to take the work you’ve already done for management in your datacenter and make that existing work...

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New security capabilities in Operations Management Suite

Microsoft Operations Management Suite (OMS) Log Analytics offers you the ability to derive deep and actionable insights across your IT environment, from the on-premises datacenter to the cloud. As part of Log Analytics, the Security and Audit solution gives you a holistic, data-driven approach to security. Today we are announcing that we are increasing the...

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Your RSA Conference guide for cloud security

Headed to RSA? Here’s your event guide for trust in cloud services … RSA Conference 2016 is fast approaching. The conference agenda is packed to cover the rapidly evolving issues in information security, with trust in cloud computing at the forefront. We’ll be there to lead industry discussions about trust in keynotes, deep-dive sessions and...

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Modern management for the cloud world: Jeremy Winter speaks at System Center Universe

Last month in Houston, Catapult System hosted System Center Universe, a one-day technical event featuring Microsoft product gurus and community experts. Jeremy Winter, Director of Product Management at Microsoft, was the keynote speaker for the event, covering the ways that operations management is currently evolving to meet the challenges of the cloud-first world. See the...

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